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Tokyo on Foot

Travels In The City's Most Colorful Neighborhoods

By Florent Chavouet

Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth, with a pouch full of colored pencils and a sketchpad, to visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures, a gritty, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives. Realistically rendered city views or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig and a Godzilla statue in a local park.

With wit, a playful sense of humor, and the colored pencils of his kit, Florent Chavouet sets aside the question of urban ugliness or beauty and captures the Japanese essence of a great city.

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Book

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  • 915.2135 Cha, Nonfiction

ISBN

4805311371


Format: Book
Author: Chavouet, Florent
Title: Tokyo on foot : travels in the city's most colorful neighborhoods / text and illustrations by Florent Chavouet.
Publisher Date: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c2011.
Subject: Chavouet, Florent -- Travel -- Japan -- Tokyo. City and town life -- Japan -- Tokyo. Neighborhoods -- Japan -- Tokyo. Walking -- Japan -- Tokyo. Cycling -- Japan -- Tokyo. Tokyo (Japan) -- Description and travel Tokyo (Japan) -- Social life and customs. Tokyo (Japan) -- Pictorial works. Tokyo (Japan) -- Guidebooks
Isbn: 4805311371 9784805311370
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 915.2135 Cha
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Format: Book
Author: Chavouet, Florent.
Title: Tokyo on foot : travels in the city's most colorful neighborhoods / text and illustrations by Florent Chavouet.
Edition: 1st English language ed.
Publisher, Date: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c2011.
Description: 206 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Chavouet, Florent -- Travel -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: City and town life -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Neighborhoods -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Walking -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Cycling -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Description and travel
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Social life and customs.
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Guidebooks
Other Title: Tokyo sanpo. English
LCCN: 2010033405
ISBN: 4805311371
ISBN: 9784805311370
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 915.2135 Cha